Domestic Opening Weekend at 825 Million – Box Office

Domestic Opening Weekend at $82.5 Million – Box Office

ZENDAYA as Chani in the action-adventure “DUNE: PART TWO” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Warner Bros.

Legendary Entertainment/Warner Bros.' Dune: Part Two came higher with one $82.5 million Opening. That's all thanks to a better-than-expected Sunday profit of $21.65 million, up from $20.3 million.

I've heard advance sales at Imax remain high through next weekend as some moviegoers want to avoid the crowds and get the best seats. The Sandworm Epic follows a similar box office pattern to Oppenheimer; This film saw a 43% drop in its second weekend, grossing $46.7 million. There's a good chance Universal/DreamWorks Animation's “Kung Fu Panda 4” will win the weekend with over $50 million, but you can expect a whopping second weekend in March. Some sources feared that Dune: Part Two would be released in advance; That doesn't seem to be the case (knock on wood).

More Confidence: Dune: Part Two seems to be attracting a younger audience, which is a very good sign that this film will hold up throughout the spring. According to PostTrak output from Screen Engine/Comscore, the under-25 rating was 26% last weekend.

Let's not forget about repeat business either: almost half of those who saw the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel this weekend said they would see it again in theaters. As for Dune 3, message Legendary and Warner Bros., but 81% of PostTrak viewers say they want to see a threequel.

Worldwide, Dune: Part Two grossed $32 million at Imax, marking the seventh-biggest worldwide opening for a large-format film, behind Oppenheimer and ahead of Avatar: The Way of Water on a comparable basis (the sequel of which was directed by James Cameron and who made a $31.8 million global Imax opening film).